Man steals vacuum cleaners, takes off with two kids in vehicle

Posted at 9:49 AM, Apr 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-09 09:53:25-04

A man is in police custody after stealing vacuum cleaners with two kids in the vehicle he was operating at the time, according to the Erie County Sheriff's Office. 

On March 8th around 1:30 p.m., Lowe's employees reported 38-year-old Robert Snyder left the store with one Shark and three Dyson vacuum cleaners, loaded them into a waiting vehicle, and left heading northbound on Route 219.

Store employees were able to give deputies the vehicles's make, model, and license plate. Deputies were able to find and stop the vehicle near the Trevett Road overpass. 

After stopping the vehicle, officials found inside was a female passenger, two minors, and the stolen merchandise, according the Sheriff's Office. 

Snyder and the vacuums were taken back to the Springville Lowe's, where store employee's were able to identify him.

Officials say Snyder has been charged with petit larceny, criminal possession of stolen property, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

He is currently held at the Erie County Holding Center pending arraignment in Springville Village Court.

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